June 30, 2012
Viral Hit Spawns From LMFAO And Farming Collaboration
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online
In the Internet-age, viral videos are a weekly thing. This week, one video combined the life of a farmer with pop-group LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It." (See video below)
The Peterson Farm Bros put together an agricultural-themed song of LMFAO's famous Billboard top 40 hit.
"I'm Farming and I Grow It" was created by family employees at Kansas-based Peterson Farm and Livestock to help promote their agriculture agenda.
"This is how I roll, I feed the cattle till their stomachs are full / Treat em right, that's my belief / What's for dinner? I say beef," the Peterson Farm Bros sing-out in the viral hit.
The video gained over 200,000 views in less than 24 hours, but is now boasting over 1,700,000 views in just three days.
The siblings offer up a parody of LMFAO's famous song, all while operating heavy machinery and showing off their contributions to the agriculture world.
“When I'm in my tractor, I got more power than an arc reactor/And when I'm in the field, I try to raise crops to maximum yield,” the three brothers rap at one point.
Youngest brother Kendal Peterson told Mirror News that the group will probably be doing more videos, but "I´m not sure if we can be as good as the first one."
The video stars three brothers, their parents and even their Grandma.
"I have a hard time understanding all this electronic stuff,” Eunice Peterson, the brothers´ 88-year-old grandmother, told the Kansas City Star. “But it is all very exciting. I am thrilled for the guys.”
The brothers said they worked 15-hour days, cutting wheat and feeding the cattle, while in the midst of shooting the viral hit.
“We started halfway through wheat harvest and I got them up at 6 a.m., they were so mad at me and thought I was so stupid,” Greg Peterson told the Kansas City Star. “I told them to just trust me. “¦ The reason it is so silly is we were so tired.”